Yes, I agree with Tea Party that balancing of budget would solve some of our economies problems. However, it cannot solve all problems in our economy. I agree with them because eliminating or reducing national debt will reduce tax burden to the citizens and leads to growth of the economy. Reduction of taxes will also enable most American families and small businesses to pursue wealth which will grow the economy in
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts on December 16, 1773. The citizens of the colonies felt cheated due to the lack of representation in Parliament which caused unfair taxes colonists could not do anything about. In their opinion, they were British citizens as well and deserved the same rights given to those back in the mother country and to not have “virtual representation” where members of Parliament were chosen to speak for those across the sea instead of an election to decide who holds their seat in office. Therefore, when a shipment of highly overpriced tea, due to taxes, docked at the harbor, the Sons of Liberty paraded in dressed as American Indians and in a matter of three hours
When we start analyzing the data we find that living in the colonies following the Boston Tea party was a difficult time for many. There were people on both sides, those who were against the act and those who were for the act and a fight against Britain. When asked by the authorities, no one would release the names of the perpetrators of the Boston Tea Party for fear of backlash. Those who were against the act also feared from those who were now actively seeking to fight against the British. “The mob held no dissent, burning homes of the most outspoken opponents and sending the dreaded tumbrel, an imitation of the Inquisition leading to the doors of citizens who dared voice support for the established government” (Unger 3). This shows a clear example of how many there were who were opposed to the actions of the rebels, yet at the same time they could not speak out in fear for their homes and families. It continues with, “Whatever the motives of the
Back in the 1700’s the British Parliament had to start taxing the colonies to pay for war debt from the treaty of paris, this made the colonists furious, for they did not know why they had to pay, they thought this was underhanded, this caused breakout wars between Britain and America.
On the cold night of December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty dumped about forty-six tons of British tea into the Boston Harbor, destroying the boxes and turning the water brown; however, this was not a violent protest. Many of them did not want any damage to be done to the three ships carrying the tea, the last of which had just arrived that morning. During the entire event, only a few people got injured. Most of the protesters were unharmed and cooperated with each other to protest against the British government, although one man was caught stealing the tea they were supposed to be destroying, and another was knocked unconscious by a falling box of tea. Despite those mistakes, most colonists supported the Boston Tea Party, and it had a great effect on what was yet to come.
In the prewar decade from 1765 to 1775 there was an escalating in anti-Brits opinion in the American language colony. Some reason that this escalated was that people felt as though they didn’t really owe the Brits anything but that the Brits owed them something for taking care of the colonies. Ever since they imposed the stamp act the American settlers felt insecure with having to pay so many taxes to the British people because they owed a huge national debt that they had to pay for colonizing the American colonies. The settlers responded with more boycotts, daughters of liberty and newspapers started displaying support for the colonists; the sons of liberty, the newspapers started displaying support for the settlers, riots, and some published names of the merchants that were
The history and foundation of America was forged through the blood, sweat, and the tenacity of the colonists in the mid- 1700s. During this time of new hope and perspective, the colonists felt stifled by Britain’s tight hold on their country. They insisted on independence for their colonies and were enraged by their original land’s refusal to acknowledge their rights. Britain ignores the colonists’ natural rights and took advantage of America’s reliance on their finances and support. Britain’s government terrorized the colonists by denying their natural rights and abusing their power, leading to revolutions that would further shape the history of America.
"The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!" (Patrick Henry in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party.) American colonists gave everything for independence. While independence did not come immediately, many events triggered the Revolutionary war and eventual forming of the Nation we call home. Colonists banded together through oppression and tyranny caused by the British. Prior to the Boston Tea Party, the colonists quietly adhered to Britain's rules and taxations. Over time, angst and anger built up which erupted into the iconic Boston Tea Party. Men came together as brothers in the light of independence and nationalism for their country. The Boston Tea
Merriam-Webster defines rebellion as, "open opposition toward a person or group in authority” or “refusal to obey rules or accept normal standards of behavior, dress, etc” (“Rebellion”). Have you ever thought of the numerous accounts of rebellious acts that have been expressed throughout time? Many of these uprisings have been successful and have brought great change in society. There are many examples of this throughout history. The Boston Tea Party painting would most likely spark a feeling of rebellion inside any American who views it. While the main focus is the painting, one cannot fully grasp the extent of powerful emotions that it encases without having prior knowledge about the defiance and its purpose, the details within the
The Boston Tea Party was a tremendous moment in history that was caused by many factors and had many lasting effects that led to the war that shaped our country into what it is today, The Revolutionary War. The Boston Tea Party occurred due to the creation of The Tea Act in 1773. The colonists retaliated by taking tea off of a British boat and throwing it into the harbor. This led to the creation of The Intolerable Acts, and the beginning of The Revolutionary War.
So far, the Tea Party in Texas has made great contributions that have lead to many success for the Republican party. Tea party members demonstrated the power of their influence in the, “… 2010 general elections by contributing to a GOP sweep that gave Republicans… a two-thirds majority…” and control of the Texas House of Representatives (Montgomery). Some of the Texas Tea Party endorsed candidates that won office this past year include: Governor Abbott, Attorney General Paxton, Senators Hall, Shaheen, Taylor, Huffines, and Burton for State Senate, and Representatives Anderson and Rinaldi for the Texas House of Representatives. Presently, the Texas Tea Party is also endorsing U.S. Senator Cruz and Mr. Ron Paul for President.
American history is full of battles and freedom fighters. From the Boston tea party to voting rights. America fought against a king who was unfair and unjust. They may have had a civil war but it was also for the idea that rights were being taken away. The country has many amazing historical characters that made it the country it is today. This paper will discuss the Boston Tea Party, George Washington’s inaugural address, his warnings upon leaving office as well as the Boston Massacre, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and John Adams on voting rights.
The Boston Tea Party: Act of Terrorism or Valiant Protest There has been a question posed concerning whether or not the Boston Tea Party could be construed as an act of terrorism by the standards defining terrorism in the Patriot Act of 2001. The Boston Tea Party of December 17, 1773 was a famous protest against the British monarchy’s tea taxation where men of the organization the Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Native Americans and boarded an English ship that was carrying tea. Once on the ship, the Sons of Liberty threw the entirety of the British tea supply, 342 barrels, into the Boston Harbor thus destroying the tea (Digital History ).The Patriot Act is a law that was signed after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New
Through the analysis of primary historical sources, one finds that Tea/stamp act, the sturred up Battle of Lexington, the American Revolution and slavery contributed to the American Revolution which led to the Civil War.
When the Boston Tea Party occurred on the evening of December 16,1773, it was the culmination of many years of bad feeling between the British government and her American colonies. The controversy between the two always seemed to hinge on the taxes, which Great Britain required for the upkeep of the American colonies. Starting in 1765, the Stamp Act was intended by Parliament to provide the funds necessary to keep peace between the American settlers and the Native American population. The Stamp Act was loathed by the American colonists and later repealed by parliament.
Due to the weak state our of economy over the past several years, many organizations and movements have surfaced in order to attempt to make a change to better our country. One of those organizations is the Tea Party and their movement. The Tea Party movement is an effective political force in our society because it is respectable, organized, and focused on common issues.